Well this is hot off the press guys and pretty ground-breaking. There has always been a line drawn in the sand between those who prefer Lap-Band surgery and those who feel that gastric bypass is the way to go.
Previous research has suggested that Lap-Band surgery is safer than gastric bypass, but a new
study, published in the journal Archives of Surgery, found the risks of both operations were about equal and that gastric bypass performed dramatically better than Lap-Band when it came to weight-loss.
This is another big step in advocacy for bariatric surgery in general. No more focus on the "quick fixes" that in the end cause more complications and more surgeries. And as we all know, surgery in every case, for any reason, is life threatening.
"Gastric bypass produced better results than Lap-Band surgery on all measures. The gastric bypass patients, for example, lost 64 percent of their excess weight on average in the year following surgery. Those who underwent Lap-Band surgery lost just 36 percent of their excess weight during the same period."
This is an excellent article and I suggest that anyone whether considering weight-loss surgery or post-op give it a good read. It can be found by clicking this link: Gastric Baypass Surgery Beats Lap-Band for Health, Weight-Loss Benefits